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From: Dave Dustin <>
Virus Checker Up For Grabs Again

First off, I would like to apologise to all those who have been waiting for
information about the continuation of the VirusChecker project, especially
those registered users who contacted me over the past 8 months.

The development of VirusChecker by myself has been basically been stopped.

When I first decided to purchase VirusChecker off John Veldthuis, I had
every intention of continuing with the work he had started.  I jumped in,
redesigned the interface; rewrote the file checker in C so that it might be
used by Aminet; I asked the users what they wanted in a new version,
implementing many of their suggestions; while also beginning work in lots
of other areas of the program.

Since then, many things have happened in my life, which has basically left
me not using my computers as much as I used to.  In fact, I spend at most
15 minutes every couple of days checking EMail and news.  My PC sits idle
unless my brother is playing games on it.

The main reason for dropping all my computer work is due to the fact that
my girlfriend and I wanted to spend more time together.  Although we both
like and use computers, it's not really a big part of our lives anymore.

I would like to hear from those parties that might be interested in picking
up the development.  I am looking for one person or group that could
continue with the program.

I am not seeking any payment for the source due to the fact that I never
released a new version, but I will give the same warning John gave me:
"There's a lot of work involved!"

I am sorry for the bad news, but that's just the way life is I suppose.